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Have you ever hurried into something? Have you ever experienced overthinking and creating even more problems by rushing into something?

Today, Megan talks about the significance of quiet time and connection and how pausing for awhile can help reduce stress and allow you to make better decisions and respond well to a situation.

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Dr. Alex Golden
Welcome to the zesty ginger podcast. We are Megan and Dr. Alex. We are here for transformation. Yours, ours and the collective, personal and professional for practitioners. But not just any transformation, compassionate transformation. Because between the two of us, we have seemed to have done things the painful way. Let our pitfalls become your stepping stones. We aren’t afraid to share our raw and vulnerable truths in order to help you transform your thinking, your body, your heart and your soul. Combining 15 years of functional medicine, with brain based habit change to lead you to the best life possible in a compassionate way. Compassion, yes, yet plan to roll up your sleeves. transformation requires your participation. And a quick reminder, this information is not meant to diagnose, manage or treat disease. Always consult with your doctor, not this doctor before making changes. Now let’s get into the episode.

Megan Blacksmith
All righty, we are back again, for more of our possibility series. I imagine at this point the series of your been listened along all the way from the beginning, we are on part 12 that you have probably joined us for our event in January in Virginia Beach, if you’re anywhere nearby, or anywhere that a plane flies to or maybe drives to I don’t know, I had the imagined that this was going to be like everyone local, I was going to finally get all my local Virginia Beach friends together. And then as we put the information out that we’re doing this training, like the first 10 people who signed up, we’re all they’re all flying. There’s like someone’s flying in from Portland, we have people from New York. And I immediately felt this total sense of gratitude and knowing that this kind of event is what we’re meant to be doing. Because people are willing and able to fly from anywhere in the world. You know, who cares, it’s in Virginia Beach, we get to go anywhere and be anywhere and do anywhere, anything, which is leading to all the possibilities. So hopefully you’re joining us already, if you have not yet signed up. Keep in mind that even if you win this challenge, we will reimburse you. So go ahead, sign up. It’s SD, forward slash Jan j n for January. Super simple links that you can remember while you’re whatever you’re doing, hopefully, or maybe you’re out walking, maybe you’re driving, I don’t know, wherever you’re listening to my lovely voice, we would be honored to see you in person. We have an amazing sound healer happening on Friday night. And we have a whole event of connection activities, trainings, habit, conscious habits, integrating all the bodies, lots of cool actual hands on activities, so that your brain can stay engaged. And we can bring this into our body not just a bunch of knowledge, not just a bunch of knowledge. This is actually from knowing this is actually from integrating and implementing this in our own lives. So this is not just something that you read in a book, this is things that have worked, and they work well. And we repeat them not just with ourselves with other people all the time. Cool. Cool. Today is going to be the shortest episode in the world. Because today is about the power of quiet time. Y’all heard that saying when people are like, well don’t just sit there do something. When I heard that I at this point was really into my meditation practice. And I was like, Well, what if we made it just don’t just do something? Sit there. That’s cool, right? A little bit of the opposite. Because Have you ever hurried through something, and then created like 10 times the work for yourself? This used to happen to us every single time for those of you who have been around and you’ve come to Dr. Alex and I when we do our four day habit challenges and we’re doing them live or next to each other. We have we have microphones on we have cameras set up, right? So there’s a little technology involved. And every time because I would be in charge of like starting the video and linking up the thing with the Facebook and the zoom and all that. And because it’s not exactly my forte of course I’ve learned tons of it. I don’t consider myself to be a tech technical genius. Although now of course I am. Every time I would get nervous, right? I go into this fight or flight mode of like, oh my gosh, what if I do something weird and push something weird. So then I would start clicking things ahead of time to prepare for the weird thing that I might do. And in the process every single time. From that state of stress. I would actually create a bigger problem than we even could have potentially have. We probably had zero problem coming I would I have done the weirdest things of like completely deleting zoom or completely deleting our PowerPoint our presentation, right? Because I’m in that state of stress. So if you’ve done that before, where you’re like if I had just sat for literally like 30 seconds and thought about this versus like immediate, maybe it’s social media, or maybe it’s responding to a text. You know, we think that people, we think that other people think that we need to respond immediately, well, we don’t. And actually, it’s fabulous to start to train people that you you won’t, and that, that is not how you operate and give them a good window. Maybe within three days, I respond to texts. Right, we train the people around us, if we immediately respond, they will expect that and I’m not saying not to if you’re there and you want to respond, it’s just that when you are constantly going for what someone else needs and wants a view versus you sitting down and creating quiet open space for you. That’s very different. All of our the best business mentors we’ve ever had. And a lot of people we learn from online will say, create space in the morning, where you are not touching your phone, your technology, your Instagram, your YouTube, your whatever before, what some people say 10am Some people say noon. The idea here is open space whitespace space to think space to be you know, the best way to have possibility all the possibility in the world is to have more open space. Just 10 minutes, can you all here commit to 10 minutes of quiet time. And if that’s giving you a feeling, I want you to think about that this is 10 minutes out of your day. There’s lots of amazing examples of people in history who took time away to do nothing, and then got a million more things done. They wrote the books, they gave the speeches, they did the things, because they actually took the time to get clear and straight on what it was that they want. They took the time to tap in to the Divine to tap in to the knowing to tap into what their unconscious mind already knew, or the collective consciousness already knew. And use that instead of fighting against and going through this fight or flight response, the animal brain response of well, what should I do? What I wanted to do was leave 10 minutes in the space in the middle of this podcast. And really just force you all disappear for 10 minutes. And then I realized there’s a good chance you will just hit pause, because who knows what you’re doing. So instead, I’m going to ask you all to commit and can you say out loud? Yes, Megan, I will do 10 minutes? Yes, Megan, I will do 10 minutes every day? How about for the next week? Maybe the rest of the series? Can we commit to that 10 minutes, go sit for 10 minutes and complete silence. We do this inside of our groups in different formats. And we have had crazy amazing feedback from this. So if you’re thinking this is not one of the things I’m going to do. Let’s think about that. Are you afraid of what’s going to come up in your brain in those 10 minutes? Do you have a process to move those thoughts? If not, I highly suggest that you find some there’s a million out there we teach a lot of them. Okay, go sit for silence and 10 minutes. I also didn’t want to put the 10 minutes in the middle of of this episode because it is very important that you continue to listen to the all the possibility that we share at the end of these episodes from our lovely lady. So here it is some possibility from our ladies and then go to your 10 minutes set your timer as soon as this is over. Right. We love you.

Unknown Speaker
You would have asked me three months ago, if I will be attending an in person training, leaving my husband and kids for a whole week I would have told you you were crazy. Me my kids. It hadn’t happened in eight years. So I ended up in now. Just the thought of leaving my family, by myself and for myself brought up really intense emotions and thoughts. Ranging from that would be selfish. It’s your job to take care of them to thinking that if I leave something tragic is going to happen. I believe it 100% Even though I didn’t exactly know where those thoughts were coming from. When people asked why I signed up for the training, I didn’t have a clear reason for going it just it just felt right. It felt like the right thing. The next right thing that I needed to do. I mean, I hoped that it would help me as a mom and I trusted that it would prove useful in my business. I had no idea that it would benefit me at such a deep level because I thought I was doing pretty good before. As an introvert I stepped out of my comfort zone the moment I stepped into the door of that training, and through learning the tools, meeting other amazing women and going through the compassionate transformation process, I discovered the power of the unconscious mind is always protecting us. And that it’s working to keep us safe. So my island but my brain had connected an event in my childhood that felt unsafe with me leaving for a trip me leaving my family for a trip. So it made sense. That’s why I was having such strong emotions, my brain was trying to keep me safe. Now that I’m back home, and I’ve learned these tools, and skills, I’ve been able to use them with my kids, I’ve completely shifted how I work through my emotions, and how I guide my kids to do the same. I’m incorporating these tools in my business, and I’m sharing my experience and owning my worth and value. I’ve learned that we all have some sort of trauma and that healing happens in layers. So I’m forever grateful for Megan and Alex to put together such an incredible training experience. But I wouldn’t have been able to experience it if I hadn’t said yes to myself. So I am so grateful to have been able to go to this and I’m so proud of myself for saying yes to me.

Megan Blacksmith
Thanks for coming out to hang with us on the podcast. It is our goal to transform the way women are treated in healthcare. And we need your help. We need your help to get the word out. We have a lofty goal of 1 million downloads. And we know that as this podcast grows, we’re going to be able to reach more women get more amazing speakers for you and bring the most cutting edge information.

Dr. Alex Golden
If you found these pod classes helpful, please take a moment to text five women you know the link to the series. We appreciate your help so much. Can’t wait to see you next time.